Most of us simply want to point and click ... and capture the image in the view screen.
Step 1: Read your manual
Find out how to set your camera to automatic, and do so. Before you leave for vacation !!
Focus, for one thing. So, what does automatic do?
Active auto focus systems use distance sensors that measure the distance from the camera to the objects in the scene. Usually the camera measures the distance to the object or objects around the center of the photo. By knowing that distance the camera can then set the camera lenses to achieve good focus. How does it work?
On/Off switch Shutter Zoom Viewfinder window Lens Flash Auto Focus Red Eye Reduction Lamp Self-timer Lamp
Viewfinder Window LCD Monitor Review Movie Photo Speaker
To focus: partially depress the shutter button Complete the picture capture by fully depressing
What else is automatic? Flash, for example.
Flash Choices Automatic Flash No Flash Flash Red Eye Reduction
While you are learning, concentrate on 3 things: Focus Flash Frame
One great thing about digital photography: You can try Your shots Over and Over and Over …
What else ? Rechargeable Battery Memory Card
A replacement battery may be expensive. For our camera it is about $35.
Secure Digital Compact Flash Memory Stick Memory Cards Mini Secure Digital
Learn which memory card(s) will work in your digital camera.
How many pictures can I store on my digital camera ? If I have this much memory.
Memory space needed depends on how much resolution each picture has. For example a camera with 1600 x 1200 pixels has 1,920,000 picture elements (pixels).
On our camera we can store 1 picture per 2 megabytes, or about 1000 pictures on a 2 gigabyte card.
How can I get my digital pictures into my computer ?
Connect your camera directly and use it as you would a disk drive.
Connect your camera directly and use the software that came with your camera.
Some cameras offer the option of printing directly from the camera.
Alternatives for digital prints.
How do you get to the digital photography Hall of Fame? Practice Practice Practice Practice